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A Not so Minimal Change Disease

Case Presentation: A 63 year old African-American Male with a history of well-controlled hypertension and hyperlipidemia presented with a four day history of new-onset lower extremity, upper extremity, and abdominal swelling. He denied shortness of breath, chest [...]

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Reconsider “Idiopathic” Thrombocytopenic Purpura When It’s Refractory

Case Presentation: A 77 year old Jehovah’s Witness woman presented with one month of petechial rash, epistaxis and oral mucosal bleeding. There was no recent travel or infectious illness. She denied herbal or toxic ingestions. [...]

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Proptosis Following Nasal Spray Use: A Rare Case of Proptosis Secondary to Intranasal Aspergillosis Following Acute Oversuse of Nasal Steroids

Case Presentation: 23- year old Latino male with no known history presented to the ER complaining of worsening left eye pain. Patient stated that he has been cleaning manmade lakes and for one week started [...]

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Uncommon Pathogen with an Affinity to the Heart; Rothia Mucilaginosa

Rothia mucilaginosa is an emerging opportunistic pathogen increasingly associated with prosthetic device infections. We report a case of R. mucilaginosa prosthetic  device endocarditis and review the literature of infections caused by this organism. Case Presentation: 23 year [...]

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Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Presenting As a Large Pericardial Effusion in an Adult

Case Presentation: A 49 year old Male presented with a two month history of progressive dyspnea, polyarthralgia, fatigue, and skin rash. Physical exam showed cardiac dullness beyond the apical point of maximal impulse, elbow joints [...]

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“It’s Not Lupus..Until It’s Lupus!” ~ Acute Disseminated Lupus Presenting As Sepsis

Case Presentation: A 45 year old AA Male with PMHx of hypertension and ESRD on HD for 10 years with severe (8/10), diffuse epigastric pain associated with nausea, vomiting, high fever and chills for 2 [...]

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Hypercalcemia and Hiv

Case Presentation: A 37-year-old man with AIDS on HAART and chronic therapy for history of mycobacterium avium infection (MAI) presented with altered mental status 4 weeks after stopping his medications. Family reported progressive confusion and weight [...]

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Clinical Utility of Routine Cbc Testing in Patients with Community Acquired Pneumonia

Background: Avoiding repeated complete blood count (CBC) tests in the face of clinical and lab stability is a focus of the Choosing Wisely initiatives endorsed by the Society of Hospital Medicine. The goal of this [...]

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Development and Implementation of an Evidence-Based Pathway for the Evaluation of Catheter Associated UTI (Cauti) in an Academic Health System

Background: Misdiagnosis of catheter associated asymptomatic bacteriuria as CAUTI leads to inappropriate use of antibiotics and related consequences, including medication side effects, antibiotic resistance, C. difficile infection, and potential financial penalties to hospitals. Purpose: To [...]

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Appropriately Ordered Brain Mris Based on the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Often Did Not Lead to a Change in Management

Background: The United States has the highest expenditure per capita and fastest growth when it comes to health care. Imaging is one of the fastest growing services in medicine reaching approximately $100 billion annually. There [...]

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The Rockfish Pilot: A Web-Based Application to Assist Patient Transitions from Hospital to Snf

Background: The current process of transitioning to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) is non-transparent and inefficient. For patients and caregivers, the process is stressful and confusing. For the providers and the hospital, it could result [...]

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A Framework for Improving Safety, Efficiency, and Education in Holdover Signout

Background: Multiple tools have been developed to improve the quality of signout from daytime clinicians to night covering clinicians. However, despite the frequency of holdover signout (new overnight admissions whose care is transferred to a [...]

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